Got hit by a Sail Boat


The great Sail Boat Captain Pete invited me out again to crew on the Pentameter.   Good night for wind.  Race course was a bit confusing and short…  hard to figure out the letters X A X B…  anyway Pete got the vessell off to a good start.   After turning the first mark up went the Genova Jib for the downwind segment.  Now I am learning about sail boat racing.  It is very competitive and there are rules about who has the line to he mark and who can stay the course.    Well we were heading for the mark and somehow the other boat hit us from behind.   Wow.    Then we had to spin around at the mark for some penalties.  At one point the other boats boom swept across the boat and almost knocked Don off.   Crazy stuff.   But I guess in Competitive racing this happens.

Then I learned that it is not a hit in sailing it is a “bump”.   And the Pentameter came in third in the race.

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